Local Development Workers

  • Part time
  • £29,538 pro-rata
  • Home based
  • Closing 25th January 2021

  • Advertised from 10th December 2020
  • £23,630 - 28 hours.
  • Permanent


To start in April 2021, we are seeking enthusiastic, pragmatic, optimistic people who are excited by what spirit-led growth might mean in a faith context. Our expanding local development team is a key part of our plans to reinvigorate Quakerism and to help Quaker communities thrive.

As a local development worker, you will support Quaker communities to be inclusive, welcoming, and all-age. The support areas include worship, community, organisational management, social action, collaboration in the wider community, and outreach. You will provide accompaniment, facilitation, project support, and training. You will work alongside others in Britain Yearly Meeting and Woodbrooke Learning to provide resources and opportunities that grow from the identified needs of local Quakers.

We invite applications from people who are:

  • good listeners, with experience of working with groups to develop and deliver a shared vision
  • familiar with Quaker worship, community, witness, and organisation
  • organised and resourceful; able to research information, analyse and sift it, and apply it appropriately to a range of situations and personalities
  • creative and adaptable; able to encourage innovation and support experimentation
  • digitally curious; willing to experiment in using digital platforms and programmes to develop community and to progress work.

As one of our local development workers, you will be required to work 28 hours per week including some weekends and evenings. Frequent travel (when restrictions are lifted).

You can be based at home or in a suitable office in the region. One post each in:

  • Scotland
  • Yorkshire (based in Carlton Hill Friends Meeting House, Leeds)
  • East Anglia
  • Cumberland and the North East

Alongside the opportunity to transform the experience of Quakers across Britain, we offer a generous benefits package. To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please email Sophie Smith at sophies@quaker.org.uk

Application notes

For details of how to apply, go to quaker.org.uk/jobs

Closing date: 9am on Monday 25 January 2021

Interview date: w/c 22 February 2021 (online)

Britain Yearly Meeting is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and expects all its staff and volunteers to share and uphold this commitment.

Quakers have a faith commitment to equality, and we encourage and welcome applications for posts from all sections of society. You do not have to be a Quaker to apply for this post, but we expect you to uphold the values of our organisation.